Aged Lady Dies In Macomb At Home Of Granddaughter

Mrs. Armintha Curless died last Thursday at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Bertha Parks, Macomb, following an injury received a short time ago when she fell and fractured her hip. She was aged 85 years, 9 months and 11 days.

The deceased was born March 25, 1842 in Jefferson county, Ohio and with her parents came to Illinois, in the year 1849, settling in Fulton county where she resided until four months ago, when she went to Macomb to make her home with her granddaughter, Mrs. Parks.

In the year 1864 she was united in marriage to M. L. Curless, who preceded her in death in the year 1885. To this union was born twelve children, three of whom survive, namely, Frank Curless of Bushnell, Edmond of Astoria, and Thaddius Curless of Macomb, one aged brother residing at Plymouth, and one half sister Mrs. L. C. Campbell of Astoria, 27 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren and 3 great, great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Curless was a kind and generous lady and was universally loved and respected by a large acquaintance. She will be greatly missed by her family.

’Tis so hard to break the tender cord
When love has bound the heart.
’Tis so hard, so hard to speak the words,
“We must forever part.”

Dearest loved one we must lay thee
In the powerful grave embrace,
But thy memory will be cherished
Till we see thy Heavenly face.

Funeral services were held at the home of Edmond Curless in Astoria, Saturday afternoon at 1:00 o'clock, conducted by Rev. John Davis. Interment in Bluff City cemetery.


Published in the Argus-Search Light on 1/11/1928

[Laura's note: according to the "U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900" index on, her husband's full name was Moses Lafayette Curless.]

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